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allegations. and a special election has been set to find a new mayor. >> president obama is still deciding if he will launch a military strike against syria. and some in congress want answers. that coming up. but first. yosemite. >> firefighters are making fire, which has been burning for nearly two- weeks in and around yosemite national park. and alameda county fire says the crews it deployed a week ago are on their way back home, after a strike team relieved them of their duties. here is what we know this morning. the rim fire has charred more than 192-thousand acres. which is more than 300 square miles. the wildfire is 30-percent contained. that is up from 23-percent yesterday. the san francisco public utilities commission says that the city's water supply reservoir remains *unaffected by the massive rim fire. kron 4's philippe djegal reports from tuolumne county with more. >> the new images paint a very smokey and firey picture. as you can see. the fire still emitting what looks like a volcanic eruption. fire crews continue to battle the flames on the shoulders of highways. while heli
of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we were behind where dr. king's shoulder is, we were close enough to be able to hear all the speeches. >> lynn was just 16 when she attended the 1963 march on washington, dc, and hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what is disturbing is to see that even with the black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman john lewis a young
coming up in a few minutes. >>> today the obama administration announced legal same sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes. this means that gay couples can claim the same tax benefits as heterosexual couples. the ruling applies no matter where same sex couples live in a state that recognizes same sex marriage. the treasury secretary assured a today the rule assures that same sex couples can move around the country knowing their federal filing will not change. >>> the court is upholding the gay therapy ban. they say it doesn't violate the free speech right. it prohibits practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. the law has been on hold pending the ninth circuit's ruling >>> for the first time in a decade, scores fell this time on # today's release of the api shows a two point drop in test scores statewide. but a majority of schools continued to meet the statewide target of 8 h00 on the api. open unified, 721, san jose, 798, and san francisco unified, 805. the state also released the most recent numbers for the high school exit
the full forecast for you in a moment. >>> we are talking about president obama who is heading off for vacation. on friday, he announced the government will be taking a closer look at a surveilness program and whether american rights are being protected. some talked about whether it may be a victory for edward snowden. >>> a new book about the relationship between jfk and jackie kennedy. the story how jfk may have had a premonition about his own death before it happened. >>> could your posts on facebook be driving a wedge between you and your friends? there's a thing called oversharing. we will look at the site. >>> let's begin with the deadly flooding. dylan is here with more on that. >> good morning, willie. good morning, everyone. let's look at the video outside of colorado springs in southern colorado. look at the car swept away on a highway. it takes two feet of water to sweep away a car. there's more than that on that highway. at least one person is dead. officials are unsure if the victim was swept out of the car. the rain is coming down in buckets. it's actually monsoonal m
developing stories as you wake up. the obama administration will make its case for a military strike against syria today. the white house is expected to release its intelligence report on the alleged chemical attack in syria. >> and the "rim" fire is now the fifth largest fire in california's history. crews have it 32% contained and it's growing at a much lower rate. >> crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in just four days. caltrans says they are on schedule and are preparing new transition routes at both ends of the span and they are removing the old cantilever section of the bridge using new computer models to help do that safely. our team coverage continues with roberta gonzales on the road in mobile5 and anne makovec checking bart in oakland. but first, let's go to liz who is watching all the roads this morning. >> the san mateo bridge is our problem spot. it's because of a series of accidents. we have two fender-benders now, one involving up to 5 cars, westbound 92 at clawiter road before you reach the san mateo bridge toll plaza. on the span i
with avocado made before your eyes. subway. eat fresh. welcome back to the kron4 morning news printthe obama administration is making changes to the plus loan program that may help thousands of families qualify for the college financial aid. the education department says it has expanded support has for families that have recent but small-scale debt. they may now become eligible appeals. parents and graduate students who use plus loans have no borrowing limit, but they face interest rates student loans.obama-student loans education department making education department says it has expanded support for bankruptcy judge to approve the hearing had been save the merger. cisco systems is cutting five- percent of its workforce. the company cites the difficult economic climate as the reason for the 4- thousand layoffs which are set to begin in 2014. cisco designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! n
on kron 4 news weekend. first lady michelle obama opens up about everything from raising two teenage daughters. to her impending 50th birthday. live look outside. walnut creek female narrator: it's posturepedic versus beautyrest it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic go head-to-head with three years' interest-free financing. mattress price wars are on now at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ in national news-- first lady michelle obama's opening up about her private life. a significant birthday. and even why she tried, then abandoned her bangs. athena jones has details of interview. out this weekend. first lady michelle obama, biking with her family today on martha's vineyard. and opening up to parade magazine about raising 15- year-old malia and 12-year- old sasha "what i tell my kids is, i'm preparing you for college and for life. so, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, that balance." asked about these comments to cnn affiliate wcax. >>as a busy single mother - or i shouldn't say sin
around labor day, is calling on president obama to the white house interns in order to set an example for other government agencies and private employers. according to the white house website, it's internships are unpaid housing isn't provided and in turn should expect to work at least monday through friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. >>george: looking at the bridges of the bay bridge westbound the backup reaches to west grand avenue and 18 to 20 minute commute time. less from the nimitz freeway. your ride to the san mateo bridge is a good commute. still haven't seen much of an increase in the drive time. golden gate bridge 101 southbound foggy again but a small commute a bolt from and through marin county print whatever to the weather center to see if any more thundershowers are possible. here is their corporate >>erica: looks like we saw most of the activity yesterday. we saw quite a show around the bay area thousands of lightning strikes within a short period most of that activity was along the san mateo county line. most activity is over the ocean closer the monterey county. right no
's a little later. >> thank you, lisa. it's 6:31 right now. >>> new this morning president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble-and-bust mentality that led to the housing market's collapse. in his weekly address, mr. obama announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. the president said it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle class homeowners. >> congress should give every american the chance to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. we should get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks who don't want to buy a home have a decent, affordable place to rent. >>> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giants fannie mae and freddy mac so private capital can play a bigger role in mortgages. he said the country must preserve access to 30 year fixed-rate mortgages. >> if you are headed outdoors this weekend, san jose will h
th anniversary of the many marching on washington joining president obama and former president clinton and jimmy carter remembering martin luther king j "i have a dream" teach with munitions -- musicians scheduled. >> an attorney for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover up to $300,000 of his legal spends -- expenses. the lawyer says the law requires the state to pay all legal costs because he was acquitted of all charges after a five week trial in the shooting of trayvon martin. >> the mcmansion is back after downsizing during the recession the average size of a new home in the united states is now larger than ever. the "wall street journal" reports new homes are now a record 2,642 square feet larger than the record of 2,561 square feet in usually 23 -- 2009. home builders can make more money helping to pay for the rising cost of land and the bay area is included in the new trend and according to a recent housing report, the san jose sunnyvale and santa clara markets saw the 4th biggest increase in home sizes in the nation with a 15 percent jump. >> the numbe
not knowing that an incoming student has a troubled past. >>> and finally, tonight, president obama has laid out his vision for public preschool for all. now we're seeing what a poll says. it finds that 50% of voters say they strongly support the president's proposal. 20% say they somewhat support the idea. and 21% oppose the plan. the president's proposal is controversial because it would require raising the toe back coe tax. >>> vector control crews will be out in force in north san jose. take a look at the map here. they'll be fogging for mosquitoes. it will start at 11:00 tonight. and it will take several hours. mosquitoes are very active this year. people are warped to protect themselves and eliminate standing water on their property. >>> there's a lot of talk about commuting. a new study reveals more than half of bay area residents drive solo to and from work. a look at the interchange in san jose, we have made progress. but the study shows the solo driving trend is getting lower as time goes on. and the bay area has the most public transportation users in the state. a uc berkley profe
cancelled. in a rare political snub, president obama has called off plans to meet with russia's president vladimir putin. >> pam: catherine heenan explains why the decision did not come as much of a surprise. >> catherine: the president chose the tonight show to express his telling host jay leno. "there have been times where they slip back into cold war thinking and a cold war continually say to them and what i say to president putin, that's the past." >> catherine: this morning white house press secretary jay carney issued an official official statement, saying, "we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda." >> catherine: the u=s is not happy with record, violations of arms treaties, for barring and for its anti-homosexuality laws. >> catherine: and the white house statement said russian's disappointing decision to grant temporary asylum to edward snowden was also a factor. president obama will attend a g20 conference in saint petersburg next month. but instead of flying on to moscow to meet with president putin afterw
and a look ahead features more summerlike conditions. >>> president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble investment mentality that led to the collapse of the housing market. he announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. president says it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle-class homeowners. >> congress should give every american to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks that don't want to buy a home have a decent affordable place to rent. >> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giant fannie mae and freddie mac so private capital can play a larger role. they must preserve access for 30-year fixed rate mortgages. >>> if you want to hit the music this weekend, san jose has a summer fest. they brought the stages more closer together. music isn't just jazz, tunes from
january 1st. >>> 7:15. another setback for president obama's healthcare law this morning. the administration has delayed a mandate that protects consumers by limiting how much they have to spend on their own healthcare. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, republicans who are fighting the law are happy about this. kyla? >> reporter: dave, many republicans will use this as a discreditty law. the cap was going to be 6300 for an individual and just under 13,000 for a family. but the new york times reports the obama administration is delaying the mandate for a year until january of 2015. that means some insurers can set higher limits at all or no limits at all. the new york times says this delay has been outlined on a government website since february. but it went unnoticed by the legal language. health plan sponsors need to upgrade computer systems. congress might be on resers this month. but -- on recess this month. but senator rubio encouraged followers on twitter this morning to sign a petition to "defund this disaster." this is the second obama ca
:45, we'll tell you what the obama administration says about the recent attacks. >> a small town in oklahoma is in mourning after the shooting death of an australian baseball player. friday residents gathered to remember christopher lane one week after he was gunned down while jogging. kim passoth has more. (music) >> reporter: it's been one week since "chris lane" was gunned-down in a drive-by shooting in duncan... lane was an exchange student from australia in duncan spending the week with his girlfriend koco's kim passoth was at the memorial and joins us live from duncan. kim - what a night. chris lane was shot just up the street from this elementary school and tonight the ceremony in his memory was held here. though the exchange student didn't grow up here and didn't live here - this town is grieving his death just as if he were one of their own. >> there's a peace i've come to know though my heart and flesh may fail. >> reporter: hundreds of people with lawn chairs australian flags and sorrow in their hearts gathered to reflect and remember a young man most had never met. >>
newsroom. president obama is cancelling plans to meet with russian president vladimir put in moscow next month. the move is retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to n-s-a leaker edward snowden. the move also reflects growing u-s frustration with russia on an array of other issues including missile defense and human rights. the white house president obama still plans to attend the g-20 summit in st. petersburg next month. >> new this morning. security officials say suspected u.s. drone strikes have killed seven alleged al-qaida militants in southern yemen. it's the fifth suspected drone attack in yemen in less than two weeks. the attacks come a day after the u.s. and britain evacuated embassy staff because of al-qaida threats. the u-s also urging americans to leave yemen immediately due to increased >> the justice department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic missing in benghazi, libya. the sealed complaint was filed in the u.s. district court against an unspecified number of people in the september 2012 attack that kille
. white house officials say president obama is willing to act on his own but he faces some challenges when it comes to getting input from congress. and john kerry will talk to reporters today. i'm working on all of that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new leaked documents from edward snowden reveal details of the cia's black budget. the washington post published details of the cia's budget it says came from snowden. the black budget is the secret portion of the federal budget that contains funding on intelligence funding and gathering. the budget also shows how the cia has been transformed into a pair of military force with control for an increasingly large fleet of drones. the top u.s. official says he will release figures every year on how many court orders are issued and how many people are targeted because of them. the director says this is part of president obama 'call for more transparency to convince americans they are not being spied on. it follows evolutions after the leaks by edward snowden. >>> a new study shows a majority of scientists are getting less
weapons attack, the investigation to figure out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> he takes a home run away -- >> good morning, everyone. it's monday, august 26. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on the nose right now. we have some new developments this morning on the "rim" fire up in the sierra foothills. it's now one of the biggest fires in california history and is threatening more communities there. some new mandatory evacuations as well as evacuation warnings and advisories ordered yesterday. nearly 225 square miles have already burned. the fire is only 7% contained. the fire has burned the tuolumne family camp owned by the city of berkeley. the camp was evacuated last tuesday along with other camps in the area. fire is still burning along both sides of highway 120. that road remains closed outside of groveland. crews are making significant progress though on the southwestern edge
about his organization youth for single room occupancy which will be honored by president obama in september. >> the while youths have spent so much time to educate people living in single room occupancies. >> we want to give our thanks to everyone who attended the meeting. if you would like to team up to host our next meeting go do our community page at abc7news.com/ community. we look forward to sharing the stories in the future on abc7 news. >> we look forward to sharing the weather forecast with mike nicco, at least. >> looking into the future maybe not so much drizzle as this morning with .02" of rain. but with the dry weather comes warmer weather in the seven-day outlook. >> three lucky people are multimillionaires today. where the winning powerball tickets were sold and the small are winners, still not too bad, in the bay area. our big news for a bay area little league team and what is next for them in the quest for a spot in the little >> coring daly city, dublin, los gatos, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> california is out of the luck when it comes to the ma
the middle east, asia and africa. make sure you stay with kron4 today at noon. president obama will answer questions about the terror alert that prompted the closing of more than 20 u-s embassies and consulates in the middle east. we will carry that news conference on our 24-7 news >>erica: welcome back to the kron4 morning news. mild temperatures as we have into the afternoon print some eighties are far inland spot for it san jose getting about 77 degrees. we are expecting further warming. that's coming up in my later report. >>james:. at 426. a quick market update. stocks ended slightly higher breaking a three day losing streak. here's how the numbers looked at the close of business. nasdaq gained 15 and the the dow added 27 points closing at 15,498. the nasdaq also up 15 points. and the s and p 500 was up >>james: the federal communications commission is expected to oppose limits on how much companies can charge inmates for phone calls. the sec is that-will address the issue today that inmates' families asked it to address a decade ago. the sec that that the vote is on a proposal to lim
if and when they determine the validity of that threat. on to other news this morning president obama is getting a lot of criticism for his decision to leave the white house for a family vacation when so many issues are still unresolved in washington. it's conservatives who are leading that charge. >>: the budget and a sequester all top priority issues president obama tries to leave behind briefly on saturday as he heads to martha's vineyard for a nine day break from washington. >>: the president very much with for to be needed to spend two days with his family. >>: but as president the white house quickly remind us that those issues are never too far away. >>: wherever he is, he is president of the united states and he will be dedicating the portion of his day for being briefed and working on all the issues that are on the table in front of him for it that the converse is also out of town living behind its own list of unfinished business. the farm bill which covers everything from farming to food stamps. immigration reform which passed the senate is facing hurdles in the house. and m
review. president obama has a range of options including suspending aid. more than 900 civilians and dozens of security force members have been killed over the past week. the white house says there are consequences. the u.s. already delayed the delivery of f-16 fighter sets to egypt and the president canceled next month's joint military exercises with egypt. some analysts say pulling aid could hurt u.s. tax payers. i will have that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former pakistan president and army chief perves musharraf has been indicted on murder charges. the charges are in connection with the assassination of former pakistan prime minister benazir bhutto six years ago. it's the first time a former army chief has been charged with a crime. he took power in 1999 during a coup. he stepped down almost a decade later in disgrace. he's entered a not guilty plea to the charges. >>> 7:16. cindy chavez will be officially sworn in tonight as the new santa clara county supervisor. chavez was elected in a special lex on july 30th -- election on july 30th to r
anniversary of the march on washington. the trio join president obama and former presidents bill clinton and majority at the tribute at the lincoln memorial. the "let freedom ring" remembers dr. martin luther king jr. "i have a dream" speech and musicians are scheduled to perform, as well. >> attorneys for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover some of the $300,000 in george zimmerman legal expenses. he told a newspaper yesterday that the law requires the state to pay legal costs because george zimmermans with acquitted. after a five-week trial he was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> happening today on the peninsula the palo alto parks and recreation commission will consider an ordinance to make it illegal to feed wildlife and ferrell animals. our media partner reports places like the duck pond and palo alto nature preserve are off limits. officials say feeding wild live does more harm than good causing health problems, overcrowding, and impacting water quality. asan francisco public library is cracking down on bathroom con
. he says that sometimes he washes the dishes and sometimes michelle obama washes the dishes. and he said " i told to ". now i'm going to have to show you and this is all i have to indeed show protection for americans. >> marty: another part of the conference was the non- relations between the united states and russia. >> studio guest: correct. i think that is a new cash flow. basically he described latimer put --described putin.. a child in the the back of the class pupping. he is still, angry and he believes that the--pouting.. still, that the russians had perhaps something to do with swoden... when he ever left hong kong. russia granted him asylum before he left china. and the president however, cancels' moscow and instead it goes to sweden. he says that they are great allies and that they work together. what that means is that julianne assange who is hiding out in the ecuador embassy you are going to go to sweden. maybe... >> marty: you mentioned that hillary clinton is going to be in san francisco tomorrow to get an award. do you think the issue's going to run? >> grant:. she is
& company says strong sales in china helped drive its income up 16% in the 2nd quarter. >>> the obama administration is warning congress about a coming cash crunch. treasury secretary jack lew has sent a letter to house speaker john boehner warning him that the country will soon run out of money. lew says the nation will reach the debt ceiling by mid-october unless congress acts to raise the amount of money that the government can borrow to pay its bills. >>> it's back to school and perfect time to talk about money with your kids. most schools don't include personal finance in the curriculum. here to help us is cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. welcome back. it's been a few weeks. >> reporter: yes, sir. great to be with you. >> good to have you back. how early should you start talking money with your kids? >> reporter: i know you can't believe it but between the ages of 3 and 5 you should start to identify coins and their value. you want to discuss something that's free like playing with a friend and money like an ice cream. you should introduce the concept of work and delay
are encouraging president obama to stop giving aid to the military. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the u.s. gives egypt $1.5 billion a year. kyla? >> reporter: and $1.3 billion of that goes to the egyptian military. john mccain and lindsey graham are leading the charge to cut off the military. they are using deadly force on protest, many unarmed. the u.s. helps egypt because it's one of two countries that made peace with israel. if washington pulls the aid it could affect prospects in the middle east. on friday, president obama called on joint military exercises with egypt scheduled for next month. but some republicans want to take it further and cut off aid. >> when we threaten something as we did that we could cut off aid, as the administration did, and not do it, then you lose your credibility and your influence. >> reporter: defense secretary chuck hagel is scheduled to speak in 30 minutes. we don't know if he will take questions from reporters about egypt. i will be watching his reports live and have developments for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2
and influence. lady gaga has more twitter followers than president obama, a near perfect clout score, and trails only the queen, oprah on the "forbes" celebrity list. and with love like this, who knows? maybe someday soon she'll be taking the throne. thank you for watching abc news. "world news now" is coming up soon with overnight breaking news. i'll see you at "good morning america" tomorrow. and as always, we're online at abcnews.com. good night. >> happening right now. lightning popping around the this is area tonight. this isn mateo. concern tonight is that one strike could spark disaste disaster. we caught lightning strike tower cam are video from our emeryville camera overlooking the bay with san francisco in the background as you can see. taken just after 8:00 p.m. you can see multiple strike which we have edited together to give awe sense of what happened during the evening. here's a look from our san mateo bridge camera. see the lightning strike there in the upper left portion of your screen. fairly dramatic. an with all that lightning we are seeing some rain. here's video sent
this week to block imports of older samsung models. this move comes a few days after the obama administration projected apple from a demand by samsung when they wanted to block the import of apple products. do you like the looks of wendy's pretzel bacon cheeseburger, already so popular an analyst says sales for the month could hit an all-time high the best product launch in 10 years according to an analyst from the new york post, and said it last best product was the salads in 2002. >> we are talkinged for but we will turn to the weather this morning. >> we are talking buns. >> hamburgers. >> explain pea soup. >> now, buns, hamburger buns. >> you keep talking about food. someone get her some food, now, the weather, live doppler 7 hd showing it is drizzle only, not a hard rain. however, that is enough to cause flight arrival delays into sfo and you can see the camera is season a couple of blocks away from coit tower and you can see how hard it is to see. temperatures are still below average because of a sea breeze with more drizzle tonight, probably the last night, dealing with
is not likely to be seen as legitimate by half the country. >> reporter: president obama has made no mention about what to do with that $1.3 billion in annual military aid to egypt, but the u.s. state department says it will review aid to egypt in all forms. janelle wang nbc news. >>> now about the nsa program. specific violations are coming to light. and they number in the thousands. documents leaked by edward snowden claim the national security agency has broken privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times since 2008 when congress expanded its powers. the post claims an internal audit shows nearly 3,000 incidents in just one year. >> we definitely need more oversight. we need more public reports. we need more transparency. it's no longer a tenable position that they trust us. >> the head of the judiciary committee says he'll have a hearing aft break. >>> the government is admitting that there really is an area 51. the classified documents obtained by george washington university confirm the existence of a military air base northwest of las vegas. the site has harbor
on president obama to pardon him. >> the north bay remains under a red flag warning and bay area fire departments are responding. >> a stunning request from the family of the man accused of kidnapping a teen and taking her to idaho and what they want from hannah anderson. you can see the bay, the bay bridge and trafficking is moving okay. mike will tell you about that and leyla gulen has the >> we are back at 6:39. and back in school at san lenadro starting today, 57 degrees, at 7:30 under clouds, and mostly sunny by the afternoon hours and 71 degrees. so, good luck and congratulations. we talk about the game at the coliseum, 12:35 first pitch, 71 and a high burn index here but it is because of the u.v. index and we will head over to at&t park at 12:45 we have 60 degrees also, and 64 and warming up to 66 and it will be breezy at times. if you travel around, the best chance of thunderstorms in the sierra, a smoky 94 in i don't -- in yosemite. >> as we look at our map you can see a buildup of slow downs over the a pass along 580 in livermore and it clears before you reach the dublin int
christians for helping to overthrow morsi's government. >>> president obama is enjoying his last few hours of vacation. he spent five hours on the links as he drove around in his own golf cart. larry david, the star of the tv show curb your enthusiasm. and the owner of the celtics. they ate a a harbor restaurants and they will fly back to washington tonight. >>> they will recall the mayor and it is underway. organizers collected significant for a recall petition this morning. they are planning to march and rally this afternoon. 16 women have accused him of harassment that relates to groping and unwanted advances. they have called on him to resign and he is refusing to step down. >>> they are examining the abouts ways to keep buildings standing when a major earthquake hits. from uc san diego, they used a table to determine if seismic retrofitting protects building. when they with stood the earthquake, the retro he fitting was removed and the building quickly collapsed. >> the main aspect of design is life safety and eninsuring it doesn't collapse. >> research ares say they tested different
. that is your latest "timesaver traffic." >>> president obama break in the nation's capital this morning d.c. every -- back in the nation's capital this morning following two days in southern california. his last stop was camp pendleton, his first-ever visit there. the president told troops and their families the threat of terrorism won't cause the united states to retreat from the world. he also talked about the need to end sexual assaults in the military. >>> same-sex spouses of military members could get healthcare, housing and other benefits by the end of the month. the pentagon officials are now considering the benefits plan. if it is approved, it could also reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to unmarried same-sex couples but those couples might get up to 10 days of leave so they can travel to states where they can marry legally. >>> 5:50 now. more accusations against san diego's mayor growing. two more women accuse bob filner of inappropriate behavior. one shares this voicemail message. >> "eldonna, hi, it's your newly favorite congressman bob filner, you know, the one who fel
to stand down, katy. thank you very much. >>> now from power ball to politics. president obama is receiving support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his decision to cancel an upcoming summit with russian president vladimir putin. andrea mitchell has the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama's relationship with vladimir putin was always frosty before edward snowden. now that snowden has been given asylum in russia, though, it's more like a deep freeze. this is not a match made in heaven. seen in what could charitably be called happier times, the obama/putin marriage could be headed for divorce or at least some serious counseling. >> there have been times where they flip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. >> already divided over syria, putin asigh limb lum -- asylum for edward snowden was one insult too many. >> president obama could not be seen as going there hat in hand saying, after being rebuffed and having snowden refused to be turned over. >> getting tough with the american president plays well at home. appar
" undocumented ". this is the first time that he has spoken in support of immigration reform. >> president obama is expected to outline proposals for overhauling the nation's mortgage finance system during a visit to phoenix today. the white house says the plans include shutting down government-backed fannie mae and freddie mac. the president's trip marks the latest stop on his summertime economic tour to refocus his agenda on middle-class americans still struggling to recover from the recession. >> homebuyers may have enjoyed record low mortgage rates over the past year, but they are paying more for closing cost. according to a survey by bank rate dot.com, closing costs averaged about 24- hundred dollars over the past year, up six percent from 2012. the estimates were based on a 200-thousand-dollar mortgage for buyers with good credit and a 20- percent down payment. according to the survey, hawaii has the highest closing costs, followed by alaska, south carolina and california that's according to a survey by bankrate-dot-com. nationwide, closing costs averaged about 24-hundred dollars over the
times workers find themselves on the wrong side of the line. president obama had a panel of outside intelligence advisers. but that panel of 14 is now down to four people and the white house says last week it's turning to brand-new, and still undetermined outside experts to look over the nsa's actions. there is a special court that's designated to oversee these surveillance agencies. how the nsa went against court orders -- when i see you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> there's new developments surrounding snoerden. he's accused of downloading materials about u.s. and british spying programs while he was working last year for dell. intelligence agencies say he left dell for a government contractor in march to specifically get access to more top-event files. in another development, snowden e-mailed news outlets to distance himself from his father. he wrote his father does not speak for him. >>> the trial of a serviceman accused of a killing rampage at fort hood is getting underway. nadal hasan is charged with killing 13 people and wounding several others at the texas
and president obama are speaking to a group of former service members injured in battle. he is addressing the disabled american veterans national convention in orlando, florida. this is a live picture from the hotel conference room. let's listen in for a little bit to the first lady. >> because we want to honor and serve you and your families to make sure that you and your families have the educational opportunities you need, the support you have earned, and the good jobs you deserve. and if there's one thing that i want all of you to know today is this, you will never have to get back up all on your own. >> the president is expected to discuss issues such as the backlog of disability claims, posttraumatic stress disorder and brain injuries suffered during battle. after the speech the president and first lady will head to cape cod for a week-long summer vacation with their daughters. >>> authorities still trying to identify a body that was found during a search for a missing woman from oakland. crews were looking for 50-year-old sandra coke yesterday afternoon when they found the body of
president was scheduled to meet up with president obama later this week >> janet in houston for us, thank you. now to a dramatic scene that played out just across the scene from us at 30 rock. a cab crashed into a crowded sidewalk and severely injured a tourist. a woman that owes her life to a group of good samaritans including one you'll recognize dr. oz. kristen is at the scene of the accident and has the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. i'm around the corner from where you are. a street we all walk on every day. busy at any time of the day. the cab came up here barrelling on to the sidewalk and hit a cyclist and british tourist. she was here. her body ended up here and the cab ended up all the way here and it was her very first day here in new york. >> reporter: it took only an instant to turn the crowded summer street corner into a gruesome scene. >> he either gunned it or meant to hit the brake and hit the accelerator, but that cab took off. there was at least one woman standing on the sidewalk that got smashed. >>> diane green, a young british woman was thrown
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